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Welcome to California Designs Frequently Asked Questions Knowledge Center. For over 20 years we have provided our customers with exceptional products, service and guidance. In this section, we address consumer questions and provide you with the knowledge and confidence you need to make smart decisions for your home.

Carpet FAQs

We are considering wall-to-wall carpet in our livingroom and bedrooms. Should we be concerned about using wool carpet in a tropical climate where temperatures and humidity are often high?
What's the value of New Zealand wool vs. synthetic fibers?
This may sound like a silly question, but I suffer from allergies. I've been told I should consider wool carpeting. Why?
Is wool carpet harder to clean than synthetics?
Just how durable is wool carpet?

Hardwood FAQs

Are real wood floors a good financial investment?
I love the warm look of hardwood floors. But can it hold up with four active children and two dogs?
WearMax sounds tough, but how stain-resistant is it against permanent ink or ball-point pens?

Hardwood Shutter FAQs

Will shutters block the view?
What type of wood is used to make California Hardwood Shutters?
Will hardwood shutters warp?

Window Treatments FAQs

Can draperies be adapted to tropical climates without that "heavy" look?
Is it possible to mix some drapery with other window treatments, such as blinds, and still achieve a fabulous tropical look?
Will California Designs match custom drapery with other accessories such as bedding and pillows?